What Food Is New York Known For?

What Food Is New York Known For

The Big Apple has a lot to offer when it comes to dining. Whether you’re looking forward to some old-school Italian or prefer something more modern, there are plenty of options in this great city. New York has a lot to offer when it comes to dining. Whether you’re looking forward to some old-school Italian or prefer something more modern, there are plenty of options in this great city.

We have gathered some of the iconic food items in New York City.

Pastrami

The best pastrami sandwich in New York City is at the Jewish deli, where you can get hand-carved beef and yellow mustard with freshly baked rye bread. It’s so good that it has to be tried for yourself.

Bagel

If you enjoy carbs, then the New York bagel is an absolute must. The city’s best troops can be found at a 107-year old shop serving them up in their classic toppings: lox and cream cheese for those who love it.

New York Cheesecake

New York City’s signature cheesecake is worth every bite. Cheesecakes have been around for centuries, but this city’s take on the sweet treat stole everyone’s heart with its New Yorker-style thinness and rich flavors

It should be noted that no two cities in America make or sell a better version of these cakes than those found within The Big Apple itself.

Coffee Regular

Ask the old New Yorkers, and they’ll tell you that a “coffee regular” is someone who orders their coffee with milk and sugar. These days most likely means going to an iconic diner or one of these city carts on street corners where people gather after work for some local flavor.

Dollar slice

The locals’ pick for the best cheap meal in town is a slice of pizza costing $1 or less. While there are many fast-casual eateries dedicated to this dish, it’s most consistent at 99¢ Fresh Pizza – and you can get all your favorites like pepperoni without breaking any bank.

Cronut

The key to a good Cronut is taste, but it’s also important not to be pretentious about your food. Just like when you order an ice cream cone or doughnut from the person who knows their flavors best– Dominique Ansel of Dosa Bakery fame- anyone can enjoy these new hybrid threats.

Shack burger

In a city of food snobs, New Yorkers don’t do chains. Unless the chain is Shake Shack and it was born in Madison Square Park as a hot dog cart before becoming international with its amazing burger recipe that includes Pat LaFrieda beef patties to top off your meal!

The Halal Guys

The best place to get your street meat in New York City is The Halal Guys, which has long lines of hungry customers waiting for their delicious gyro and falafel.

What makes New York such a delicious destination is that there are so many different cuisines to try. From bagels and pizza, even caviar- if it’s food-related then chances are you can find something worthwhile in this great city.

Vernon Alford
Vernon works in the community as a devoted Community Manager. He is the first resource of the company when it comes to culture and recreation matters.